Doctoral Candidate

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MA, Cultural Studies, Allameh Tabatabaee University, Tehran

BA, Iranian Music, University of Tehran


My research explores grassroots mechanisms of post-revolutionary institution-building and the militaries’ role in the process. Based on archival work and interviews conducted in Iran, in my dissertation I study the origins of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. I adopt an interpretive approach by addressing interpersonal dynamics among revolutionaries that underlie the state-building endeavor, thereby adding a bottom-up perspective to existing theories of revolutionary state-building.Master's Title

Ideals and Realities of Youth Religiosity in Tehran, Iran: An assessment of Religious Discourses' Potential for understanding Youth Religiosity